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Della vita e delle opere di Leonardo Pisano Baldassarre Boncompagni, Rome, 1854 is the only complete printed version of Fibonacci's 1228 edition of Liber Abaci.

The the Math Forum's archives of the History of Mathematics discussion group contain a useful discussion on some of the controversial topics of Fibonacci's names and life (February 1999).

Pisa was an important commercial town in its day and had links with many Mediterranean ports.

D E Smith's History of Mathematics Volume 1, (Dover, 1958 - a reprint of the orignal version from 1923) gives a complete list of other books that he wrote and is a fuller reference on Fibonacci's life and works.

There is another brief biography of Fibonacci which is part of Karen Hunger Pashall's (Virginia University) The art of Algebra from from al-Khwarizmi to Viéte: A Study in the Natural Selection of Ideas if you want to read more about the history of mathematics.

The Autobiography of Leonardo Pisano R E Grimm, in Fibonacci Quarterly vol 11, 1973, pages 99-104.

Leonard of Pisa and the New Mathematics of the Middle Ages by J and F Gies, Thomas Y Crowell publishers, 1969, 127 pages, is another book with much on the background to Fibonacci's life and work.

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